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Dorothy (Dempster) Johnson and Ernest P Johnson with their daughter Frances on the day of the baby's baptism in April 1943.

One of Ernest’s friends, Private Henry Resten, who was from the same MP company, sent in a photograph he had taken on the day to his parents with the following comment:
“The picture I am sending is of Ernest Johnson and their baby the day the baby was baptised. I was godfather and Joyce West, one of Mrs. Johnson’s friends was godmother. It was a beautiful service and made me feel good all over.”



  • Dorothy Dempster

    Dorothy served in the Women's Auxiliary Air Force (WAAF) during the Second World War. ...

  • Ernest Johnson

    Military | Private | Military Policman
    Ernest Johnson enlisted in the US Army in October 1940. He was sent overseas and was stationed in London as a member of the Arcadia 32nd Military Police (MP) company, National Guard, when he met WAAF Dorothy Dempster. ...


Date Contributor Update
12 February 2015 12:16:03 Lucy May Changes to caption

Changed the date of the photo from information sent through by Don Kowalsky: Frances M Johnson was born on 8 April 1943.

Date Contributor Update
06 February 2015 15:13:26 Lucy May Created entry with caption

Newspaper clipping sent into the museum by Ernest's nephew, Don Kowalsky.